Financial Express Editor Sunil Jain Dies Of COVID

New Delhi: The managing editor of Financial Express, Sunil Jain, passed away while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 on Saturday evening. He was 58 years old.

Jain was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi after his condition worsened on May 3.

His sister, Sandhya Jain, confirmed the news in a statement. “My brother, Sunil Jain, passed away this (Saturday) evening after post-Covid complications. He suffered a cardiac arrest earlier in the day, but was revived, and finally passed after another cardiac arrest around 8.30 pm. The doctors and all medical staff at AIIMS did their best and more. I thank you for standing by us in this dark hour,” the statement read.

Hailing Jain as a great journalist, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express grief at his demise.

Son of top journalist Girilal Jain, Jain did his Masters from the Delhi School of Economics in 1986 and started his career as a consultant. He then took charge of the export policy desk at FICCI, before getting into journalism with India Today magazine in 1991. He was the magazine’s business editor for a year before joining The Indian Express to lead business and economy coverage. After six years, he moved to Business Standard for eight years, before returning to the Express Group with The Financial Express in 2010.

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